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home : arts & entertainment December 13, 2018


Sisters artist launches Kickstarter campaign
On the morning of his 69th birthday last week, Paul Alan Bennett woke up and opened a Kickstarter campaign to finance publication of "Night Skies," a book that is his legacy. Night Skies includes 48 of Bennett's night sky paintings, accompanied by poetic text.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Kimry Jelen's love affair with horses
Artist Kimry Jelen has a life-long love affair with horses. At the tender age of three, while attending a local fair, she slipped away from her parents, who found her at the pony rides. By the age of five, she was visiting Galaxy, a stallion that lived on an Arabian farm, next to her grandfather's home. She recalls the following:
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Chorale brings 'Christmas Joy' to Sisters
The annual Christmas Season concert put on by the Sisters High Desert Chorale at the Sisters Community Church, Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, was quite a treat.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Winter Blues Ball will warm Sisters night
Sisters Rhythm and Brews is serving up an evening of high-energy dancing and music all in the holiday spirit on Humanity Saturday, December 15 at The Belfry in Sisters.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Starry Nights tickets on sale December 14
Tickets will go on sale for Starry Nights Presents "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt" on Friday, December 14 at noon.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
A very canine Christmas
Last Saturday Sisters was brimming with holiday merriment - including the four-legged kind.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Warfighter Outfitters benefit at Cork Cellars
Jeannie Gilgenberg Buck's most recent TV project was an emotionally moving experience for her - so much so that she's carrying it forward to assist the locally operated veterans charity Warfighter Outfitters.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Commentary... Art and individual identity
Erin Thompson serves as an art professor at John Jay College, City University of New York. She has written that for most art buyers "... art is a means to create and strengthen social bonds, and a way for collectors to communicate information about themselves and the world within these networks ... art can send a message about who the collector really is - or at least who the person sees themself as being."
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Guitar masterpieces in action
A small shop on Main Avenue is producing some of the most highly regarded guitars in the world. Touring artists, including many Sisters Folk Festival alumni, have laid the vintage tone and meticulous craftsmanship of Preston Thompson Guitars in front of audiences around the world.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Tree lighting kicks off holiday season
The City of Sisters kicked off the most wonderful time of the year with the 15th annual Christmas tree lighting in Fir Street Park. The weather outside was frightful, but that didn't keep people from turning out to celebrate the onset of the Christmas season.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The Weather Machine to rock Belfry
In what has become a Thanksgiving holiday weekend tradition, the Portland-based band The Weather Machine will rock The Belfry on Saturday night, November 24, at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Festival offers lottery for early tickets
Sisters Folk Festival is opening weekend pass sales for the 2019 festival on Monday, December 3. The festival is always on the weekend following Labor Day. Next year's Festival dates are September 6 through 8.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Internship inspired SHS grad to write
By the time Molly Elwood graduated from Sisters High School in 2000, she'd spent her high school years working at OutlawNet and doing an internship at The Nugget. That experience set the stage for her pursuit of an education and eventual career in writing.

After graduation, she went to Linfield College and eventually chose a major. She considered teaching elementary school or choir. But then she realized what she enjoyed the most were her English and creative writing classes.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Sisters Folk Festival announces art theme
My Own Two Hands, Sisters Folk Festival's (SFF) annual art auction and fundraiser, plays an integral role in the creative lives of children in Sisters. Funds raised at the auction held in May support music programs and instruction; world-class musicians hosting workshops for youth; materials and supplies for art classes and scholarships to music and arts experiences for youth.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Sisters choirs to perform in fall concert
The fall middle school and high school choir concert is set for Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Sisters High School auditorium. Admission is free.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Mural installed at Old Mill District
Dennis McGregor's concept for his latest book, "You Stole My Name," has caught on in a big way. The depiction of very different animals that share the same name now greets visitors to the Old Mill District in Bend.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Three printmakers show work at Sisters Library
This month, prints made by three artists, each using different processes, are hanging in the Sisters Library.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Call to artists goes out for library exhibit
The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of the Sisters Library (FOSL), is happening January 9 through February 22, 2019. All Sisters Country artists who want to participate are invited to submit work.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The meaning of art in 2018
Society has mostly concluded that the meaning a work of art has is primarily whatever it means to the person owning it. If the work resides within a museum or is public art, then the person viewing it determines the meaning. What the artist felt and thought when creating the work or what an art critic/expert might claim it means is not given precedence for determining the aesthetic qualities.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Scottish fiddle legend to play in Bend
Alasdair Fraser is a legend in the world of Scottish fiddle. Three years ago, he and cellist Natalie Haas performed at the Sisters Folk Festival.

Fraser and Haas are returning to Central Oregon for a matinee performance at the Tower Theatre in Bend on Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018















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